Independence struggle story not accurately told in Akufo-Addo's Ghana@60 speech- CPP

Independence struggle story not accurately told in Akufo-Addo's Ghana@60 speech- CPP

The Convention's People's Party (CPP) have stated that the story of Ghana's Independence struggle was not accurately told in President Akufo-Addo's anniversary speech.

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According to them, the president downplayed the immense contribution of the founder of the party and Ghana's first president. Kwame Nkrumah, while lauding the efforts of others above Nkrumah's.

CPP laments Akufo-Addo's distorted history of independnce struggle

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According to a Joy FM report, Justice Akufo-Henaku, the director of party education at the CPP argued that the anniversary speech failed to give the full account of the independence struggle.

Akufo-Henaku insisted that the apart from the chronology of events leading up to Ghana's independence being inaccurately represented, the president in his speech also failed to recognize Kwame Nkrumah's efforts during the hardest times in the struggle.

President Akufo-Addo while delivering his Ghana@60 speech on Monday, March 6, spoke about the history of Ghana's struggle to Independence, starting from the early 1800s when Ghana first became a British Colony, and gave an account of events that called Nkrumah to the struggle.

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"The founders of the UGCC, then, met to demand independence from the British and 70 years after that event, one still marvels at the clarity of thought and the passion that they displayed. Some of the names of that momentous day have survived in our written history and folk memory.

Five of them are on our Ghanaian currency: Joseph BoakyeDanquah; Emmanuel Obetsebi-Lamptey; William Ofori-Atta; Ebenezer Ako-Adjei; and Edward Akufo-Addo. Kwame Nkrumah, the sixth of the Big Six on the currency, was to join them later," Akufo-Addo said.

Watch Akufo-Addo's speech at the independence anniversary celebration:

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